For all the scientists out there and all the students who have a hard time convincing people about the truth in the Bible, here’s something that shows God is still in control.
According to this story, which has circulated in various forms for decades, scientists at NASA have performed calculations that prove old Bible stories that claim God once made the sun stand still for a day and, on another occasion, made the sun go backwards. The message claims that the space scientists at NASA’s Green Belt, Maryland facility were at first puzzled by computer calculations that showed that a day was missing in time until a Christian team member pointed out that the Bible story of God making the sun stand still explained the apparent anomaly. And, suggests the message, a 40 minute shortfall in the “missing day” calculations was resolved perfectly by factoring in the story of God making the sun go backwards. The message asks recipients to send on this “amazing and interesting” proof of God’s awesome power to as many people as possible.
“And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the Lord, and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.” 10 degrees is exactly 40 minutes! The 23 hours and 20 minutes from Joshua plus the 10 degrees (40 minutes) in the 2 kings accounted for the missing day!